Sharon Stone says Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci were among the few non misogynistic co-stars she’s had
Sharon Stone has claimed to have worked with several misogynistic co-stars over the years.
The actress, 64, however named Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci, whom she starred alongside in 1995 film Casino, as completely the opposite in a new interview.
Stone told Variety: “I’ve worked with some of the biggest stars in the business, who will literally talk through my close-up, telling me what they think I should do.
“They’re so misogynistic – now, that is not Robert De Niro. That is not Joe Pesci, that is not those guys. But I have worked with some really big stars who will literally talk out loud through my close-up, telling me what to do.
“They just will not listen to me, and will not allow me to affect their performance with my performance. That’s not great acting. Listening, being present for those fractured moments, is really the human experience.”
Stone previously praised her former co-star De Niro, along with Casino’s director Martin Scorsese, as she spoke with The Guardian in 2009.
She said: “Finally I got together with Marty and Bob and they were like, ‘Give it all to us, baby, just let her rip if you’ve got it, we want it, let’s see what you can do.’
“I got up to bat with my dream people, the one actor that all my career I strived to work with, and then Marty, to get the pat on your back from your peers is always pretty great. You know, you don’t get a lot of that.”
In her most recent interview, Stone opened up about how, following her breakout role in 1992 film Basic Instinct, she gets typecast to play erotic thrillers.
“I don’t get called upon to play these parts – I get called upon to take off my clothes and play these crazy sociopathic characters because I played one [in the film],” Stone said.
“I don’t get called upon to play thoughtful, sensitive characters. I’m never going to get ‘Basic Instinct’ off of my head. It’s complicated for people to allow me the opportunity to be anything else.”
One co-star Stone is rumoured to not have got on so well with is Michael Douglas, who famously starred opposite her in the classic film.
Stone added: “I am not the most popular actor in town, because people don’t want to hear my, as they say, f***ing opinions…maybe because of my devotion, maybe because I’m just kind of a weirdo. But I’m just in it to be present.”